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Room Rate Deal for This Winter at Disney World Announced

By Dave Shute

Disney World Room Rate Deal from yourfirstvisit.netDISNEY WORLD ROOM RATE DEAL ANNOUNCED

As expected, Disney World announced this morning two new deals for winter 2016—a room rate deal and a “Play, Stay, Dine, and Save” deal.

The savings from the Play Stay Dine and Save deal are pretty hard to quantify, but generally those looking at value or moderate resorts–especially in January and February–will do better with it than with the room rate deal.

Those staying in the more expensive deluxe and Disney Vacation Club rooms should run the numbers both ways.

A good travel agent (like Kelly B, contact her at 980-429-4499 or can help you sort this out.

The room rate deal is available for stays between 1/2/16 – 4/13/16, and needs to be booked by 12/23/15.

Value Resort Savings (Little Mermaid Rooms at Art of Animation are excluded)

  • For stays January 2, 2016 – February 29, 2016: 15% off on weekdays except 10% at All-Star Movies, no discount on weekends
  • For stays March 1, 2016 – April 13, 2016: 15% off, except 10% at All-Star Movies, including weekends

Moderate Resort Savings:

  • For stays January 2, 2016 – February 29, 2016: 20% off on weekdays except 15% off at Port Orleans French Quarter, no discount on weekends
  • For stays March 1, 2016 – April 13, 2016: 20% off except 15% off at Port Orleans French Quarter, including weekends

Deluxe Resort Savings 1/2 through April 13: 

  • 15% off at Beach Club, Contemporary, Grand Floridian and Animal Kingdom Savanna View
  • 25% off of the rest

DVC Savings 1/2 through April 13:

  • Excluded: the Villas at the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, the Bungalows at Polynesian Bungalows & Villas
  • 15% off: Beach Club Villas, the Villas at Wilderness Lodge,  and Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas and Kidani Village villas
  • 25% off: the rest

Moreover, recently it’s been pretty hard for people to actually find rooms in these Disney World deals, so it’ll work best for those with flexible dates and flexible targeted resort hotels.

You can find reviews of all the Disney World room options here. (I’ve stayed in them all…)


As noted above, Kelly B can book this deal for you. Contact her at 980-429-4499 or

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1 Carol { 10.01.15 at 6:28 pm }

Hi Dave, so glad I found your site as I love all things Disney! Your information is so helpful. I am planning a trip for my family 12/4- 12/11/16 (family of 5, not our first time). I wanted to stay at the Contemporary or Beach Club Resort but I noticed on the first Room Only Deal of 2016, BC & Contemporary Resort (and GF & AKL) are less discounted than other Deluxe resorts. You are a Disney genius but I know you do not have a crystal ball, but I must ask: do you think this (certain Deluxe Resorts discounting less) will continue through 2016? I follow the historical discounts and I don’t think I have seen this happen before. I know I shouldn’t count on the discount, but we kind of need the 25% off to stay on budget. Wondering if I should book the Yacht Club instead hoping it will get the 25% off discount. I would love to hear your thoughts. Hope to hear from you if you have time- thanks!

2 Dave { 10.02.15 at 1:49 pm }

Carol, this has been routine for a while now–see this for the deal for 12/2015.

The increasing refinements to and general cutting back of the deals will continue so long as Disney still has strong hotel occupancy–see this. Unless there’s a recession between now and then, I expect to see more stringent deals in 12/16 compared to 12/15.

3 Carol { 10.06.15 at 5:22 pm }

Thank you so much for responding. I guess I did not read the exceptions/ exclusions to the Resort discounts in the past. Going to re-evaluate our budget & perhaps alter the reservation. Your site is so helpful and perfect for when I need a dose of Disney to brighten my day. Going to buy your book on Amazon. Thanks!

4 Dave { 10.07.15 at 7:09 am }

Hope you like the book, Carol!!

5 Mark W { 10.13.15 at 12:37 pm }

Am doing some early planning for an October 16 visit. Probably mid-late October at Grand Floridian or Poly for 7/8 nights. At the moment prices are pretty high on the Disney website and third party sellers like Expedia which means I think they are just displaying rack rates. From previous years’ experience when do you think these dates will get discounts – Feb/Mar 16?? Thanks Mark W

6 Dave { 10.14.15 at 5:00 pm }

Mark, deals for those dates in 2015 came out in late July.

7 Cory { 10.15.15 at 4:33 pm }


When do you anticipate discounts for June 2016 will be? We will be going June 4-12 and didn’t know when/if discounts would hit. Thank you.

8 Dave { 10.16.15 at 8:20 am }

Cory, for June 2015 deals for the first half of June came out at the end of December 2014, and for the rest of the month at the end of March.

9 Jennifer { 09.21.16 at 10:54 pm }

WhEN DO DEALS FOR FEB 2017 come out?

10 Dave { 09.22.16 at 10:54 am }

Jennifer, probably in early October.

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